Getting ready for a day on snow? Feeling rough from your previous day on the slopes (and the inevitable Après Ski)? All skiers and snowboarders, whatever their level, can relate to this. Apart from a hearty breakfast and some decent fluids, there are some really simple exercises you can do to warm yourself up and prevent injury on the slopes. These ones are our top 5. #skifit5

Leg swings – repeat slowly and smoothly 10 times on each leg

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Threading the needle – repeat slowly and smoothly 5 times on each side
Threading the Needle 1Threading the Needle 2Threading the Needle 3

Step calf stretch – Hold for 20-30 seconds. Repeat twice on each leg with a straight knee and with a bent knee

Calf Stretch 2. Calf Stretch 1

 

 

Quad stretch – Hold for 20-30 seconds. Repeat twice on each leg

Quad Stretch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hamstring stretch – Hold for 20-30 seconds. Repeat twice on each leg

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Do these exercises slowly, smoothly and gently. They should be comfortable and pain free. Wait until you hit the hill to push your limits. #SkiFit5